Guelphian general election, 1981

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Guelphian general election, 1981
Guelphia
← 1978 7 March 1981 1984 →

All 128 seats in the House of Assembly
38 (of the 68) seats in the Senate

  First party Second party
 
Leader Antonia Davidson Jacob Meyer
Party Democratic Party National Party
Leader since 1978 1969
Leader's seat Emmaville Kingsbury South
Last election 42 seats 59 seats
Seats won 60 45
Seat change Increase18 Decrease14
Popular vote 468,827 411,337
Percentage 34.74% 30.48%

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Composition of the House of Assembly chamber after the election. Colours denote the winning party, as shown in the main table of results

Prime Minister before election

Jacob Meyer
National Party

Elected Prime Minister

Antonia Davidson
Democratic Party

The Guelphian general election of 1981 was held on Saturday, 7 March 1981. The Democratic Party under Antonia Davidson defeated the incumbent National Party led by Jacob Meyer.

Key dates

Date Event
28 January 1981 Writs were issued by the Sovereign to proceed with an election.
11 February 1981 Close of nominations.
7 March 1981 Polling day, between the hours of 8am and 6pm.
19 March 1981 The writ was returned and the results formally declared.
21 April 1981 48th Parliament assembled.
22 April 1981 State Opening of Parliament

Results

House of Assembly

Guelphian general election, 7 March 1981
House of Assembly
<< 1978 1984 >>
Enrolled Voters 1,552,750
Votes Cast 1,419,214 Turnout 91.4% +0.7%
Informal Votes 69,683 Informal 4.91% +1.17%
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Democratic Party 468,827 34.74% +2.64% 60 +18
  National Party 411,337 30.48% -6.36% 45 -14
  Social Democratic Party 199,781 11.36% +2.01% 6 -2
  Christian Democrats 70,580 5.23% +1.36% 1 +1
  Labour Party 68,016 5.04% -0.94% 2 -2
  Others 35,898 2.66% +0.08 0 ±0
  Independent 114,612 9.65% +0.3% 1 -2
  Speaker 11,336 0.84% +0.84% 1 +1
Total 1,349,530     116  

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